Akaya, Akāya, Ākāya, Akāyā: 12 definitions


Akaya means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Jainism, Prakrit, biology. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Shaktism (Shakta philosophy)

Source: Google Books: Manthanabhairavatantram

Akāyā (अकाया) refers to “she who is disembodied”, according to the Manthānabhairavatantra, a vast sprawling work that belongs to a corpus of Tantric texts concerned with the worship of the goddess Kubjikā.—Accordingly, “Śāmbhavī, the supreme (goddess) Khañjī is ever active (nityoditā) and without defect. Disembodied (akāyā), she is both devoid (of manifestation) and full (of it). She is (both) (articulate speech) with vowels (sasvarā) and (unmanifest speech) without vowels (svaravarjitā). Unmanifest (nirābhāsā), formless, without (phenomenally definable) appearance (nirlakṣā) and in the field of (that) appearance (lakṣagocarā). [...]”.

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Shakta (शाक्त, śākta) or Shaktism (śāktism) represents a tradition of Hinduism where the Goddess (Devi) is revered and worshipped. Shakta literature includes a range of scriptures, including various Agamas and Tantras, although its roots may be traced back to the Vedas.

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Biology (plants and animals)

Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

Akaya in Cameroon is the name of a plant defined with Ficus sycomorus in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Ficus cocculifolia var. sakalavarum (Baker) H. Perrier (among others).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· Species Plantarum
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (1990)
· Archives de Botanique, Bulletin Mensuel (1928)
· Journal of Ethnopharmacology (2005)
· Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (1952)
· Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany (1886)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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Languages of India and abroad

Sanskrit dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Akāya (अकाय).—a.. [नास्ति कायो यस्य (nāsti kāyo yasya)] Without body, incorporeal.

-yaḥ 1 An epithet of Rāhu, who is represented as having no body, but only a head.

2) Epithet of the Supreme Spirit (without body, parts &c.)

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Ākāya (आकाय).—[ā-ci-karmaṇi ghañ citau kutvam]

1) The fire on the funeral pile; आकायमग्निं चिन्वीत (ākāyamagniṃ cinvīta) P.III.3.41. Sk.

2) A funeral pile.

3) Abode, residence.

Derivable forms: ākāyaḥ (आकायः).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākāya (आकाय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. A funeral pile. 2. Abode, residence. E. āṅ before ci to collect, ghañ affix, ca changed to ka.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

1) Akāya (अकाय):—[=a-kāya] mfn. bodiless, incorporeal, [Vājasaneyi-saṃhitā]

2) Ākāya (आकाय):—[=ā-kāya] a m. See ā-√ci.

3) [=ā-kāya] [from ā-ci] b m. a funeral pile, [cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Goldstücker Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Akāya (अकाय):—[bahuvrihi compound] m. f. n.

(-yaḥ-yā-yam) Having no body. E. a priv. and kāya.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Yates Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Ākāya (आकाय):—[ā-kāya] (yaḥ) 1. m. Funeral pile; abode, residence.

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary (S)

Akāya (अकाय) in the Sanskrit language is related to the Prakrit word: Akāya.

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Akaya in German

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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Prakrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: Paia-sadda-mahannavo; a comprehensive Prakrit Hindi dictionary

1) Akaya (अकय) in the Prakrit language is related to the Sanskrit word: Akṛta.

2) Akaya (अकय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Akṛtya.

3) Akāya (अकाय) also relates to the Sanskrit word: Akāya.

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Prakrit is an ancient language closely associated with both Pali and Sanskrit. Jain literature is often composed in this language or sub-dialects, such as the Agamas and their commentaries which are written in Ardhamagadhi and Maharashtri Prakrit. The earliest extant texts can be dated to as early as the 4th century BCE although core portions might be older.

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Kannada-English dictionary

Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Akāya (ಅಕಾಯ):—

1) [adjective] without a body; without a material form; incorporeal.

2) [adjective] without any attachment to the pleasures or aversion to the pains of the body; having indifference to the bodily wants and pains.

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Akāya (ಅಕಾಯ):—

1) [noun] absence of attachment to the body; indifference attitude towards one’s body and its wants.

2) [noun] state of having no body or corporeal form.

3) [noun] one who is indifferent towards his body.

4) [noun] one without a body.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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